Italian Googlers might face 6 months
The trial has been coming for quite a few months now, as we reported on the matter back in February but the actual trial is now starting. The prosecutors presented their case this Wednesday and asked for a six-month to a year sentences for the Googlers.
The Google executives on trial are David Carl Drummond, the head of Google Italy's managing board at the time; George De Los Reyes, a board member who has since quit; Peter Fleitcher, in charge of privacy protection in Europe; and Arvind Desikan, head of videos for Europe.
"I'll be represented by outside counsel. I believe that each of my 3 co-defendants has reached the same conclusion. As for me, I'm under clear instructions from my outside counsel not to set foot in Italy, at all. That's a tragedy, since I love Italy."
The lawyers of the Google employees will defend the case December 14th.
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